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A new Ohio University study shows the state is below the national average in fatal police shootings, but blacks are disproportionally affected.  and that effect is even more pronounced in Franklin County.

The family of Andre Hill, the unarmed black man killed in December by a white Columbus police officer, say they are relieved that Adam Coy has been indicted and arrested for his murder.  

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A Franklin County grand jury has indicted former Columbus police officer Adam Coy in the death of  Andre Hill last December.

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A new law requiring Columbus police officers to render first aid and activate their body cameras sooner was approved by City Council last night.

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A group of local faith leaders is delivering a letter to Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther this morning, calling for former Police Chief Thomas Quinlan to be fired.  

CMC returns to our Racism: Where Do We Go From Here? series. Our panel will discuss how the inequities in healthcare, education, housing and safety, too often made clear in our community during the past year, can be addressed through better listening, learning, and engaging, in hopes that we may play a role on the right side of history and all people can expect and receive equity in our city.

The vast majority of mayors in American cities do not support sweeping changes to the funding of their police departments, and most say last year's racial justice protests were a force for good in their cities, according to a new survey of more than 100 mayors from across the U.S.

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The City of Columbus has shared some additional images related to last summer's protests, and again seeks the public’s help with an independent investigation into the actions of some Columbus Police officers.

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A Republican state Senator and a doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting COVID-19 because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism after his appointment to lead the Senate Health Committee.

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The Columbus Mayor's Office has received over 200 applications for seats on the new Columbus Civilian Review Board.  

Records show the white now former Columbus police officer who shot and killed unarmed black man Andre Hill had previously been disciplined for excessive use of force.  

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A city spokesperson reviwing body camera footage in the shooting death of Andre Hill says an officer's instruction for other officers to turn off their cameras after shots were fired is part of an investigation into Hill's death.

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Services were held today for Andre Hill, the unarmed Black man fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer December 22.

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New Franklin County Prosecutor Gary Tyack expects to appoint a special prosecutor in the Casey Goodson Jr case.  

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Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is scheduled to deliver a eulogy at a memorial service Tuesday for the unarmed black man shot and killed by a white Columbus police officer in December.

The Columbus Division of Police has released the raw body cam footage from the night of December 22, when 47-year old Andre Hill was shot and killed as he stood in a garage on Oberlin Drive.

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The second Columbus Police officer on the Andre Hill shooting scene says she saw no threats or weapons but did not have a clear view of the scene.  

The U.S. Department of Justice will not charge any of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a Black 12-year-old boy who was killed by police in Cleveland in 2014. The department has closed its investigation.

The Justice Department announced it found insufficient evidence to "support federal criminal charges against Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback."

Hours after an administrative hearing, the Columbus Public Safety Director has ordered a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man last week be fired.

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Body camera footage released Wednesday shows Andre Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, emerging from a garage and holding up a cellphone in his left hand seconds before he is fatally shot by a white Columbus police officer.

Columbus officials have released the name of the police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black man early Tuesday. 

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The City of Euclid has agreed to a 475 thousand dollar settlement of an excessive use of force lawsuit filed against police.

Black members of the U.S. Air Force are treated differently than their white counterparts in a wide range of areas, including promotions and military justice, a new internal investigation reveals.

A Columbus man has been indicted on charges of firing commercial-grade fireworks at officers during a police brutaility protest on May 29.

Columbus voters in November approved an amendment to establish a Civilian Police Review Board and Inspector General to investigate complaints of officer misconduct.

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Law enforcement agencies must develop policies for handling mass protests that protect public and officer safety while upholding constitutional rights of expression, assembly, and freedom of the press, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said Friday in announcing a new police certification standard.

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Columbus City Council members are examining how police officers are dispatched and other potential reforms in 2021.

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A Cleveland police supervisor has been suspended two days for detaining the sister of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Black youth who was shot and killed by a white police officer. 

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Two Republican state lawmakers are introducing a bill to crack down on people they call looters and rioters – those who perpetuate violence or damage to property as part of protests.

Columbus City Council on Monday is scheduled to begin considering a 475 thousand dollar settlement of a racial intimidation lawsuit brought by a former police officer.  

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